Kai

Kai - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kai, meaning sea, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1954 on position #1656. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kai and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kai? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kai. The baby boy name Kai was given to 1,919 baby boys in 2012, ranking #192 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 855 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kai peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 192.



Famous with this name

Yu Kai
Kai Ko
Kai Bigwood


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Kai is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kai is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #27 - and is the least popular in Arkansas at position #526.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kai is where you live.


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Kai origin and meaning

Kai is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means sea. To see famous people named Kai, pop culture references for the name Kai and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kai

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kai, sorted by popularity.

Kasey / Kash / Kay / Kee / Kekoa / Kye / Kiyoshi / Kawika / Kazuo / Kou /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012192
2011202
2010205
2009214
2008229
2007252
2006237
2005240
2004251
2003265
2002278
2001373
2000405
1999478
1998543
1997581
1996615
1995532
1994747
1993857
1992830
1991936
1990959
1989871
19881109
1987944
19861058
1985958
19841027
19831091
1982983
19811059
19801028
1979980
19781040
19771256
19761234
19751088
19741152
19731922
19721229
19711498
19701241
19691098
19681192
19671249
19661102
19651406
19641519
19631148
19601445
19571524
19551671
19541656

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii27
District of Columbia84
Montana97
Oregon100
Washington112
Colorado113
Utah116
Massachusetts136
Nevada140
Florida141
California141
Maryland143
Virginia155
Connecticut173
Alaska174
New Hampshire178
Idaho185
Rhode Island189
Minnesota196
New York199
Georgia209
Maine210
Delaware214
Arizona217
Louisiana220
Iowa231
Kansas232
Pennsylvania236
New Mexico241
New Jersey243
Missouri248
North Dakota252
Indiana258
South Dakota260
Alabama264
Nebraska266
North Carolina268
Texas270
Illinois275
Ohio275
Oklahoma309
Wisconsin332
Michigan334
South Carolina359
Kentucky369
Tennessee390
Mississippi392
Arkansas526

Even more about Kai


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kai a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kai?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Kai
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 855
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1954
2012 births +1,919

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